Cetera Advisor Networks LLC grew its holdings in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 19.2% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 11,875 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,915 shares during the period. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $390,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. boosted its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 11,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $376,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. ACG Wealth boosted its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 4.0% during the 1st quarter. ACG Wealth now owns 8,148 shares of the company’s stock valued at $267,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares during the last quarter. C J Advisory Inc bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust during the 1st quarter valued at about $30,000. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.6% during the 4th quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 54,821 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,506,000 after acquiring an additional 1,379 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quad Cities Investment Group LLC boosted its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 45.1% during the 1st quarter. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC now owns 8,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $274,000 after acquiring an additional 2,608 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of BST opened at $32.20 on Thursday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 12-month low of $23.92 and a 12-month high of $36.20.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.59%.

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BlackRock Science & Technology Trust Company Profile

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests directly and indirectly through derivative such as options in public equity markets of countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the science and technology sector.

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